Rondeau from 'Abdelazer'
Theme from 'The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra'
Concert Band - Sheet Music

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Concert band (1st Flute, 2nd Flute, Oboe*, 1st Bb Clarinet, 2nd Bb Clarinet, 3rd Bb Clarinet, Bb Bass Clarinet*, Bassoon*, 1st Eb Alto Saxophone*, 2nd Eb Alto Saxophone*, Bb Tenor Saxophone*, Eb Baritone Saxophone*, 1st Bb Trumpet, 2nd Bb Trumpet, 1st F Horn, 2nd F Hor) - grade 3

SKU: CN.R10102

Theme from 'The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra'. Composed by D. Farnon. Arranged by David Farnon. Band Music. Score and parts. Duration 3:20. Published by G & M Brand Music Publishers (CN.R10102).

Abdelazer was a 17th century masque - a blend of poetry, dance, and instrumental music especially popular at the court of James I of England. Purcell wrote the music in 1695. This rondeau is a short dance in the masque which would probably have been forgotten had not Benjamin Britten made it popular when he used it as the theme for his "Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra."

Abdelazer was a 17th century masque - a blend of poetry, dance, and instrumental music especially popular at the court of James I of England. Purcell wrote the music in 1695. This rondeau is a short dance in the masque which would probably have been forgotten had not Benjamin Britten made it popular when he used it as the theme for his "Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra." David Farnon's stylish score expands the original theme and varies it in accordance with 17th century practice.